A photo of the MAXPEEM sample station

Strong coupling of thin ferromagnet to Manganese Gold compound yields successful antiferromagnetic read-out

Scientists demonstrated a strong coupling of very thin ferromagnetic Permalloy layers to the antiferromagnetic spintronics compound Manganese Gold. This enabled them to apply well-established read-out methods commonly applied to ferromagnets in antiferromagnetic spintronics as well. Up to this point, all commercially available spintronics uses ferromagnets as active elements. However, in principle, antiferromagnetic spintronics hold the